Definitions of romance

  1. To forge and tell fictitious stories.
  2. To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories.
  3. To invent and tell fanciful or extravagant stories; to indulge in dreamy imaginings.
  4. To write or tell romances: to talk extravagantly.
  5. To compose a romance; talk extravagantly.
  6. To tell fanciful stories.
  7. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; " The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; " My husband never flirts with other women"
  8. tell romantic or exaggerated lies; " This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"
  9. To lie; to deal in extravagant stories.
  10. a relationship between two lovers
  11. a story dealing with love
  12. a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life
  13. A species of fictitious writing, originally composed in meter in the Romance dialects, and afterward in prose, such as the tales of the court of Arthur, and of Amadis of Gaul; hence, any fictitious and wonderful tale; a sort of novel, especially one which treats of surprising adventures usually befalling a hero or a heroine; a tale of extravagant adventures, of love, and the like.
  14. An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance.
  15. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance.
  16. The languages, or rather the several dialects, which were originally forms of popular or vulgar Latin, and have now developed into Italian. Spanish, French, etc. ( called the Romanic languages).
  17. A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.
  18. A prose or poetical tale of adventure, chivalry; etc.; a form of prose fiction full of imagination and adventure; a series of acts or happenings that are strange and charming; a disposition to ignore what is real and to delight in what is fanciful or mysterious; as, a soul full of romance.
  19. Romancer.
  20. The dialects in S. Europe which sprung from a corruption of the Roman or Latin language: a tale written in these dialects: any fictitious and wonderful tale: a fictitious narrative in prose or verse which passes beyond the limits of real life.
  21. Belonging to the languages of Latin origin.
  22. Lauguage sprung from the Latin; fictitious and wonderful tale.
  23. A fictitious and wonderful tale, as of chivalry.
  24. A fabulous relation or story of wonderful adventures, usually connected with war or love; a fiction full of extravagant fancies and situations; a fiction; a falsehood; dialects sprung from Latin spoken in the districts of S. Europe that had been provinces of Rome.
  25. A name applied to those languages of southern Europe which grew out of the literary Latin of Rome, and the ordinary spoken dialects of anc. Italy, in the different provinces of Roman Europe, and which became the popular languages; in Sp., the term came to signify a ballad; in Eng., first applied to translations from the French, and subsequently a story of fiction, a sense the word had acquired in French; any tale of wild adventure in love or war resembling those of the middle ages.
  26. Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
  27. Belonging to the dialects called Romance.
  28. Pertaining to the languages, as Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, descended from the ancient popular Latin.
  29. Belonging to these dialects.
  30. Sprung from the literary Latin and the dialects of anc. Italy.